What we love

Books Like The Hunger Games

You've read the Hunger Games trilogy ... now what? We've gathered our picks of other dystopian novels -- books that imagine a not-so-rosy future under a menacing and oppressive regime, where teens and other folks must rely on their wits, courage, and strong friendships to survive. You can also check out our science-fiction, fantasy, and thiller recommendation lists to find even more choices for kids, tweens, and teens.

Browse Books Like The Hunger Games

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
csm_book
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Richly imagined dystopian fantasy fine for preteens.
csm_book
By Morgan Keyes
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A forbidden child hides from Population Police.
csm_book
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2005)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Tough tween girl fights to save family in bleak future.
csm_book
By Michael Perry
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Brave kids, animals team up in funny, scary, sweet sci-fi.
csm_book
By Piers Torday
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Magical mid-grade fantasy with violent premise and battles.
csm_book
By Lisa McMann
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Artwork, great heroine elevate futuristic fantasy.
csm_book
By Tony DiTerlizzi
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Matinee action/violence in a slick, fun package.
csm_book
By Eoin Colfer
(2004)
Editors' pick
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Thought-provoking, dystopian eco-adventure great for boys.
csm_book
By Chuck Wendig
(2013)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Thoughtful sci-fi about the price of beauty.
csm_book
By Scott Westerfeld
(2006)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Fast-paced dystopian quest for truth.
csm_book
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Boy genius trains to crush alien invasion in sci-fi classic.
csm_book
By Orson Scott Card
(2005)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Stylish dystopian thriller in a not-so-future Los Angeles.
csm_book
By Marie Lu
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Thoughtful dystopian tale questions winning at all costs.
csm_book
By Joelle Charbonneau
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Sci-fi thriller puts a futuristic spin on social networking.
csm_book
By Andy Marino
(2011)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Exciting, violent dystopian thriller is original, addictive.
csm_book
By Veronica Roth
(2011)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Fun, provoking start to dystopian series for teens.
csm_book
By Ally Condie
(2011)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Teens are the pawns of evil adults in violent dystopia.
csm_book
By James Dashner
(2009)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Exciting, complex dystopian spy romance based on a classic.
csm_book
By Diana Peterfreund
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Riveting dystopian take on Jane Austen's Persuasion.
csm_book
By Diana Peterfreund
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Captivating sci-fi tackles time travel, politics, romance.
csm_book
By Cristin Terrill
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Classic, still-powerful story of futuristic censorship.
csm_book
By Ray Bradbury
(2011)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Action-packed fantasy will grip fans of powerful heroines.
csm_book
By Victoria Aveyard
(2015)
Editors' pick
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Powerful adventure about dumpsite kids a true treasure.
csm_book
By Andy Mulligan
(2010)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Compelling heroine drives gripping dystopian thriller.
csm_book
By Catherine Linka
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Satire of ultimate consumerist society still packs punch.
csm_book
By Aldous Huxley
(2011)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Mix of forbidden romance, drama, and danger; OK for teens.
csm_book
By Lauren Oliver
(2011)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Dystopian bestseller is full of plot twists, complex themes.
csm_book
By Catherine Fisher
(2010)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Tense action, sharp plot twists distinguish dystopian tale.
csm_book
By Dan Wells
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Teens will relate to dystopian world where scores = status.
csm_book
By Lauren McLaughlin
(2011)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Hard-edged romantic adventure set in a dystopian future.
csm_book
By Veronica Rossi
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gripping story of a teen who confronts his own private hell.
csm_book
By Patrick Ness
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Resurrected super-soldiers find love in exciting adventure.
csm_book
By Amy Tintera
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Exciting, provocative dystopian novel will make teens think.
csm_book
By Cory Doctorow
(2008)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Classic dystopian novel of life under constant scrutiny.
csm_book
By George Orwell
(2010)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Gripping dystopian novel of religious state against women.
csm_book
By Margaret Atwood
(2011)

Other great lists from our editors